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Siemens Healthineers partners with VIVO for tech training in India

por Thomas Dworetzky, Contributing Reporter | April 03, 2017
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VIVO Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers, India, are entering a three-year partnership to introduce a training course for Medical Lab Technician (MLT).

The course will have a high-quality practical outcome-based curriculum (ANI).

“VIVO’s model of health care skill training programs is truly unique for addressing India’s employability and skill-based challenges. We are proud that Siemens Healthineers partnered with us to offer [the] MLT course, which is in high demand. We are further delighted that we are starting this new offering at our Gurgaon centre by incorporating world-class curriculum, leading technology, and with well-trained and certified faculty,” VIVO Healthcare's Dr. Shakti Singh said in a statement.

Plans call for the course to begin in Gurgaon and then roll out to other VIVO centers in India.

“We are very pleased to partner with VIVO to bring technical education to the youth of India, further enhancing their employability skills and also supporting the Skill India initiative by our government,” Amit Sinha, Head of Laboratory Diagnostics Business Area, South Asia, Siemens Healthineers told Global Prime News in New Delhi, adding that, “VIVO’s outstanding track record in health care skill training and Siemens’ pioneering diagnostic lab technology will make for an unparalleled alliance, beneficial to the students.”

The MLT course will be 1,200 hours long and be open to students with Class XII (science) or phlebotomy backgrounds with lab setup experience, according to News 18 India.

The international scope of Siemens Healthineers was underscored in February when it landed a five-year contract with a pair of Turkish hospitals worth over $108 million.

"This project combines our expertise in equipping laboratories with our service portfolio. It is a milestone for us and, at the same time, also a proof point for how we enable our customers to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments," Bernd Montag, chief executive officer, Siemens Healthineers said in a statement. "We have developed a customized solution for our partner DiA and the Turkish Ministry of Health that will comprehensively support their clinical business."

The hospitals were built and are run as a public-private partnership between DiA Holding and the Turkish Ministry of Health. The facilities are located in Bilkent, Ankara, and in Mersin.

"It was important for us to have a partner that not only came with enough experience in the hospital environment, but was also strong on technical innovation," said Hakan Adanalı, director of Clinical Support Services at DiA.

The Healthineers just made financial news when, late last month, it was reported that Siemens might not list it in the U.S. “under President Donald Trump” after all, according to its CEO.

Joe Kaeser told the Swiss newspaper Finanz and Wirtschaft that he “will have to think twice” about where to list the health care unit, mentioning Frankfurt and Hong Kong as possibilities, according to Reuters.

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